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"The righteous dead are to come forth from their graves, and there will be a mingling of mortals and immortals upon the earth. Christ and the resurrected saints who hold the priesthood shall teach the people, so there can be no misunderstandings and mistakes. For 1,000 years shall this happy time of peace prevail and in due time all the inhabitants of the earth shall be brought into the fold of the Church."

President Joseph Fielding Smith
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Jesus Rules and Reigns on Earth

Bible References About
Christ Reigning on Earth for 1000 Years

 

The LDS church teaches that when Christ comes again, he will reign and rule of Earth for 1000 years. This is commonly referred to as the Millennium. There aren't many bible references that teach this, most focus on the Second Coming itself. Here are a couple of reference that teach the doctrine of the millennium, and also makes mention of our resurrections.

 

 

Revelations 20:4-7

"And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,"

John's revelation teaches that there Jesus will reign for a 1000 on Earth. It also teaches that there will be two Resurrections. The first will happen at the beginning of the Millennium, at the Second Coming. The righteous will be resurrected and will reign with Christ. The second resurrection will come at the end of the 1000 years. This will be when the wicked will receive their resurrected bodies. These verses dismiss the false notions that not everyone will be resurrected, and that there won't be a literal 1000 year reign of Christ on Earth.

 

2 Peter 3:8

"But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."

This verse informs us that one day to God is 1000 years for us.

 

 

As a side note:
I mention this because I had heard a Bible talk show host say that there wouldn't be a thousand year reign of Christ because the Bible refers to it as Judgment "Day", not Judgment "years". I believe that this interpretation is taken too literal, but if you want to contend that it is only one day, then why not say it is one day, to God. In this case it does turn out to be a one thousand year reign of Christ on Earth, which is more consistent with the previous Bible verse.